A Vintage Barn Wedding at Wildwood Family Farms in Alto, Michigan

After a mutual friend introduced the two in high school, Erin (21 and a nursing student) and John (21 and a police officer) tied the knot in a vintage-inspired wedding that incorporated plenty of historical touches."I'm an antique lover by heart, so my family and I spent a lot of time antiquing for unique pieces that were special to us," Erin says. "I also spent a lot of time collecting special items from both sides of our families -- such as old photos -- to incorporate family into our design. It was a lot of work, but so rewarding once I saw it all come together."And while family heirlooms were abundant, family members were essential when it came down to the actual wedding decor. The bride and groom said 'I do' in front of a DIY ceremonial cross that Erin's father created when the couple chose an outdoor ceremony over a traditional church wedding. The father of the bride even custom-made the light-up marquee sign that hung in the barn during the reception!